Not a Superhero Movie: Suicide Squad Villains Rule

By Kaileigh Deacon

Today’s movie going experience, especially summer movies, is a lot of superhero movies and movies based on comic books. In this Marvel has dominated the scene, here though, the DC universe is in the spotlight. 

In the wake of the arrival and death of Superman Amanda Waller decides that the only way to combat a potential threat is to fight fire with fire and meta-humans with super villains. Together Waller, with Rick Flag created a team of the worst of the worst, a disposable group to get in a do the job when no one else could or would. Put a bunch of criminals on the street in the worst possible situations and what could possibly go wrong, right?

I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into this movie. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be dark, funny, good, or bad. I was definitely pleased with what I saw on the big screen. The idea for this movie is based on the comic books by DC called Suicide Squad and the idea is certainly different. In a world where the good guys are always on top and the bad guys get what they deserve it’s not usually the case for the “bad guys” to be the focus. 

The characters in suicide squad are well developed, fully rounded and interesting. Each has his own personality that brings the character from the comic pages to the big screen. Harley Quinn was entertaining and unpredictable. That said, however, the accent was at times distracting as it wasn’t the same throughout the movie. 

While the character development was on point the plot I found severely lacking. The movie seemed to focus on the character more than a story. The extent of the story seemed to come in the character backs story rather than the present situation they were in. When it came to the present situation it seemed more like one action seen after another without any real connecting bits. While the plot was lacking the back story was well developed and aided in the top notch character acting. 

One thing I really enjoyed about this movie was the fact that you can’t really tell who the bad guys are because everyone in the movie is pretty much a bad guy. In the beginning, it seems like there is going to be one clear villain that the Suicide Squad will have to deal with, but as the movie goes on what you thought you knew, wasn’t the case.

The back story was well developed and aided in the top notch character acting. 


All in all I would have to give this movie a four out of five star rating. It was very entertaining and had moments of pure humor that made the movie very enjoyable. If you’re in the mood for a good entertaining movie join the Suicide Squad.